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Chemistry ACS Certified

The Department of Chemistry is approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Completion of the approved program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry with American Chemical Society Certification. Students who complete this program are well qualified for graduate study or professional employment.

Major requirements: Mathematics 170-180 Physics 131-132; Biology 336; Chemistry 130-131, 250-251, 270, 310, 280, 281, 370, 340, 360, 420, 421, and at least one elective chosen from among Chemistry 355, 350, and 380. In consultation with the student's advisor, and with the permission of the department chairperson, advanced courses in Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science may be substituted for Chemistry electives.

Course Sequence


Freshman Year
Humanities I Humanities II
Freshman English 103 Freshman English 104
Langauge Language
Chemistry 130 Chemisty 131
Mathematics 170 Mathematics 180
Sophomore Year
Humanities III Humanities IV
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
Langauge Language
Chemistry 250 Chemistry 251
Physics 131 Physics 132
Junior Year
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
Chemistry 270*** Chemistry 310
Chemistry 280 Chemistry 281
Biology 336*** Chemistry 420*
Elective Elective**
Senior Year
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
Chemistry 370*** Chemistry 360
Chemistry 340 Elective**
Chemistry 421 Elective
Elective** Elective

*CH420 Research and Seminar I carries no credit, but is a prerequisite for CH421.

**At least one of these electives must be from the list of ACS approved courses.

***CH270, CH370 or BI336 may be taken in any order.